World's oldest panda, Basi, dies at age 37 in China

Sep 14, 2017

World's oldest panda, Basi, dies at age 37 in China

The world's oldest captive giant panda has died at age 37 — more than 100 years in human years — her handlers in China said on Thursday as they gave Basi an emotional send-off befitting a minor celebrity. Basi outlived most of her peers by ...

Panda-themed Adventure World express debuts in Osaka

Aug 5, 2017

Panda-themed Adventure World express debuts in Osaka

A Kuroshio limited express train led by a car with a panda face debuted Saturday in Osaka to lure tourists to Adventure World, the giant wildlife theme park in Wakayama Prefecture where the popular animals are on show. "I'm about to board the train and ...

Dutch panda mania as breeding pair arrive from China

Apr 13, 2017

Dutch panda mania as breeding pair arrive from China

Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 km journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades. Female panda Wu Wen (Beautiful Powerful Cloud) and her male companion Xing Ya (Elegant Star) touched ...

Panda pair at Ueno Zoo confirmed to have mated

Feb 27, 2017

Panda pair at Ueno Zoo confirmed to have mated

Hope for a new baby panda grew Monday as officials confirmed that a pair of giant pandas at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo had mated for the first time in four years. They said female panda Shin Shin and male Ri Ri, both 11, mated after ...

Feb 6, 2015

Twin panda newborns named Ohin, Tohin

Twin female panda cubs born at the Adventure World amusement park in Wakayama Prefecture have been named Ohin and Tohin, the park said Friday. The names were selected from more than 10,000 suggestions submitted by the public following their births on Dec. 2 to father ...

China announces birth of rare panda triplets

Aug 12, 2014

China announces birth of rare panda triplets

China announced Tuesday the birth of extremely rare panda triplets in a further success for the country's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou, but breeders delayed an announcement until they were sure all three would ...